Focus on Friends–Friends of Rock Island State Park

banner.gif  1000×150 Over 30  ‘Friends’ found their way to a primitive island off the tip of the Door County Peninsula and northeast of Washington Island in Lake Michigan. The mission was to clean up the park, the boathouse and the lighthouse,and  cut firewood for campers. The dedicated volunteers made the trip by boat.
Rock Island State Park is home to the oldest lighthouse in Wisconsin. Vehicles are not allowed on the 912-acre island, making for an experience unlike any other Wisconsin state park. Stone buildings, built by a wealthy inventor and his family, house exhibits. The ferry to the island runs Memorial Day weekend through Columbus Day.
The ‘Friends’ Board is composed of 4 officers, 7 at-large members, and is advised by the Park Ranger. The mission of The Friends of Rock Island State 11045493_940268855996108_3687693139295006792_oPark is to is to support the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources in operating and maintaining Rock Island State Park. Members are kept informed by a quarterly newsletter, participate in “Friends’ sponsored events, and given the first priority for light house docents.  The ‘Friends also have a Facebook page. ( )